If you need to work minimum wage jobs because you don't have the skills to do better, then you need to have one or more roommates to share the bills. You can afford a few hundred dollars a month for rent and utilities and still buy the necessities of life. If you want more than that, you have to find a job that pays more and, most likely demands more from you.
You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.
This city is politically corrupt and out of control... We just had our 1,000th person shot the other day. Not only that but 70 people were shot over the 4th of July weekend (99% gang related)...
Chicago is corrupt and dangerous....
What aspect of this are you pleased with and what aspect are you unhappy with?
Walmart has ended the Mom & Pop Shop decades ago. It's very sad. But we can't live in the past.
If you "aren't losing sleep" over this, are you advocating that Walmart not open these stores? Do you think their decision to build fewer stores will result in a Mom & Pop revival? Do you think Mom & Pop will hire the kind of people who Walmart accepts or will they hold out for thin, attractive white girls?
I'm not losing any sleep either. I'm just recognizing that Walmart and other big box stores do make an economic contribution and that creating an impractical environment will do far more harm than good. I seriously doubt there are any "independent store owners" to be happy about this.